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ISA Members See Faster Growth In September

October 17, 2014 11:18 am | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The ISA Distributor Index and Manufacturer Index both improved from August, indicating business expanded at a faster pace last month.                                 

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Honeywell Third Quarter Earnings Up 18 Percent

October 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Due to the positive gains for the quarter, Honeywell raised the lower end of its year-end projected sales between 3 and 4 percent.                                   

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GE 3Q Profit Rises On Oil, Aviation Strength

October 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company reported an 11 percent year-over-year increase in net income for the quarter.                                              

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Apartments Pushed Up U.S. Homebuilding In September

October 17, 2014 9:22 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The sluggish recovery and meager wage growth has left more Americans renting instead of owning homes.                                           

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WD-40 Sales Up 4 Percent In Q4

October 17, 2014 9:15 am | by WD-40 | News | Comments

The company's fiscal year-end financial data included a 10 percent year-over-year increase in net income from 2013.                                       

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Praxair Announces Price Increases

October 17, 2014 9:04 am | by Praxair | News | Comments

The adjustments will address higher production and distribution costs.                                                   

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Benefits At 14 Year Low

October 16, 2014 12:02 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The low number is the latest signal that companies are cutting fewer workers and hiring could remain healthy.                                         

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Zilliant Goes Mobile With B2B SalesMax App

October 16, 2014 11:38 am | by Zilliant | Product Releases | Comments

The new mobile app helps B2B sales reps deliver more organic revenue growth.

Bunzl Acquires De Ridder, Reports Q3 Revenue Up 6 Percent

October 16, 2014 10:37 am | by Bunzl plc | News | Comments

The addition of the specialist distribution business will further Bunzl's growth that stems from acquisitions.                                        

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U.S. Factory Output Rises 0.5 Percent In September

October 16, 2014 10:07 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Total industrial production surged 1 percent last month, as output from mines and utilities both increased.                                         

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Quantum Storage Systems Announces New Catalog

October 16, 2014 10:00 am | by Quantum Storage Systems | Product Releases | Comments

This catalog features 32 pages of new products.

Snap-On Q3 Sales Increase 7 Percent

October 16, 2014 9:38 am | by Snap-On | News | Comments

The Kenosha, Wis.-based tool manufacturer had solid organic sales gains across all operating segments.                                           

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SKF To Cut Production As Q3 Profits Disappoint

October 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Despite a 14 percent year-to-date third quarter increase in sales, the ball-bearing maker will cut back production due to expected low European demand.                             

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Avnet Opens CenterPoint Value-Added Services Center In Ohio

October 15, 2014 5:24 pm | by Avnet | News | Comments

The all-in-one services model brings together engineering, integration, installation, logistics, fulfillment, repair, recycling, remarketing, call center, and maintenance services.                    

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Motion Industries Debuts How-To Video Series

October 15, 2014 4:12 pm | by Motion Industries | News | Comments

The "Tom's Toolbox" series embodies the “how-to” format, but in shorter time snippets. Each video short is filmed in a workshop or in an appropriate off-site setting.                     

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Atlas Products Supplier Collaboration Chosen By Office Depot

October 15, 2014 10:44 am | by HighJump Software | News | Comments

The Atlas supplier enablement network provides Office Depot with an electronic platform for collaboration and commerce with over 4,000 suppliers of goods-for-resale products.                     

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Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Wholesale Roofing Supply

October 15, 2014 9:42 am | by Beacon Roofing Supply | News | Comments

The addition gives Beacon Roofing Supply a strong foothold in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.                                             

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Exact Online Mobile App Now Available

October 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Designed specifically for small business manufacturing and wholesale distribution, Exact Online software streamlines tasks such as production, inventory management, and CRM.                   

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U.S. Retail Sales Fell In September on Autos, Gas

October 15, 2014 9:25 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the previous month.                                     

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U.S. Producer Prices Fell 0.1 Percent In September

October 15, 2014 9:16 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

An economic slowdown in Europe, China, Japan, and elsewhere should further mute inflationary pressures because it's driving the value of the dollar higher.                           

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W&H Systems Announces Professional Services Group

October 14, 2014 5:25 pm | by W&H Systems | News | Comments

The Professional Services Group brings together existing technical support, parts, maintenance services, allied products, and post-sales support functions under one umbrella.                     

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